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Office Stuttgart

Mittlerer Pfad 2

70499 Stuttgart-Weilimdorf

Germany

Gudrun Düpjohann

Phone: +49 (711) 811 47961

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Dr. Ingo Ramesohl, Managing Director

Ingo Ramesohl, Managing Director at RBVC, is located in the Stuttgart office and responsible for the technical strategies and decisions at RBVC. Apart from serving as a partner in RBVC he maintains the contacts to the Bosch management organization. After 16 years with Bosch in different positions in Germany, Korea and China he joined RBVC beginning of 2015. Ingo gained insight into various markets, such as automotive electronics and into different management challenges starting from, development, corporate functions, quality and production, P&L responsibility and general management. He got his Ph.D. from the University of Technology Aachen in Electric Engineering.

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Gitte Bedford, Vice President

Based in RBVC's Stuttgart office, Gitte Bedford is responsible for evaluating and executing investment opportunities in a variety of fields with a particular focus on software, specifically Internet of Things, Cloud and Mobile Computing, Security and Data Analytics. Gitte is an experienced professional with a strong financial background. After starting her career at Robert Bosch in corporate treasury, she progressed to positions as Managing Director of Robert Bosch Finance Plc near London, UK, Director Finance for Bosch's Asia-Pacific operations in Shanghai, China, and joined Bosch's VC group in 2009.
Gitte holds a degree in Business Informatics from HTW Berlin and a Masters degree in Finance from Strathclyde University, Glasgow, U.K.

Dr. Hongquan Jiang, Investment Partner

Hongquan Jiang joined RBVC in March 2008. In his position as Investment Partner, he is involved in all stages of the investment activities at RBVC. Hongquan’s main focus is the search cluster "automation and control" which includes sensors, semiconductors, MEMS and power electronics related investments. Hongquan has been working at Robert Bosch GmbH since 1996 and has a profound understanding of the automotive and electronic industries. His previous positions at Bosch include Senior Investment Manager at Bosch's internal technology incubator of Bosch, Manager Business Development developing strategy to enter the new business area in healthcare and Project Leader responsible for a variety of technology projects and product ramp-ups in the business divison automotive electronics. Hongquan holds a Doctoral (Dr. rer. nat.) and a Diploma degree in physics from the Technical University Berlin, Germany.

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Dr. Dieter Kraft, Investment Partner

Dieter Kraft, Investment Partner at RBVC, coordinates the European Venture Business of RBVC. Being with Bosch since 1990 Dieter holds contacts to the Bosch management organization and is broad based in technology. Before he joined RBVC in June 2009 he was heading the Systems engineering Division of Hybrid Electric- and Electric Vehicles within Bosch worldwide. Dieter’s professional background is operational business within Hardware / Software of automotive electronics and Software for telecommunication networks. Heading a Corporate Research Division he was in charge of communication and energy networks, Software methods and architectures, electric drives, human machine interaction and new business areas for Bosch.
Dieter got his PhD at University of Frankfurt in nuclear and atomic physics and got some insights to mathematics, pharmacology and nuclear medicine during his studies.

Heribert Uhl, Senior Investment Director

Heribert Uhl is a Senior Investment Director with RBVC, Heribert is responsible for investments in the energy & environment search cluster. He has been with the Bosch group since 1999 and acquired a profound system understanding of the automotive industry. In his previous role as manager of cross-divisional and international projects, he was responsible for vehicle management and safety systems. Prior to joining Bosch, he spent four years projecting and developing automotive interior panels at the Dräxlmeier Group. Heribert holds a Diploma degree in Mechatronics from the University of Applied Science in Esslingen, Germany. During his studies, he gained practical experience at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Plataforma Solar de Almeria, Spain.

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Dr. Cyril Vancura, Investment Principal

Cyril is Investment Principal with RBVC in Stuttgart and is responsible for the strategy and investment opportunities in the Enabling Technologies search cluster. Before joining the team in Stuttgart in 2013, Cyril was at the RBVC affiliate office in Palo Alto where he focused on finding investment opportunities for RBVC in North America, on technical evaluations, and technical due diligence. Prior to that, Cyril worked at the Research and Technology Center of Bosch in Palo Alto, on novel MEMS processes, power harvesting for autonomous systems, and photovoltaic technologies. Cyril holds a Ph.D. and a diploma (masters) in physics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland. At ETH he conducted research in the area of CMOS-based MEMS sensors for biological and chemical applications.

Aron Bahnm├╝ller, Investment Director

Aron joined the RBVC Team in June 2015. He has a background in computer science and focuses on sourcing and evaluating software investment opportunities in the Enabling Technologies search cluster. Prior to RBVC, he worked at Bosch Software Innovations in Berlin on agile software development for connected mobility products. Before joining Bosch Software Innovations, Aron did internships at the Bosch Research and Technology Center in Palo Alto, California, developing human machine interface technology for automotive applications, and at the Bosch regional office in Korea doing trend scouting of the Korean IoT market. During his studies at the Fachhochschule Esslingen he worked at several Bosch locations in Germany and the UK broadening his experience in software development and building up a vast internal network within Bosch.

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Gudrun Duepjohann, Executive Assistant

Gudrun Düpjohann is an Assistant with RBVC, based in the Stuttgart office. Prior to joining RBVC, she worked for several Bosch Business Units. Gudrun is working part-time (Monday to Thursday in the morning) and is fluent in German, English and French.

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Bianca Pitzalis, Executive Assistant

Bianca Pitzalis is an Executive Assistant with RBVC, based in the Stuttgart office.She supports RBVC with various administrative and organizational tasks.